Thursdays @The Tasting Table

Our bi-weekly speakeasy-style winemaker dinners are held in our open-kitchen and feature delicious food and a range of wines presented by a guest winemaker.

Highlights

  • Plenty of wine (6 types)

  • Full dinner

  • Features a different local wine personality every time

Tasting Notes

  • Full 3-4 course dinner prepared by our chef

  • 6 glasses of wine

Event Details

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated (if we know in advance)

  • Held every other Thursday at 7pm

  • Communal seating in our old brick wine cellar

Also Included

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Bi-Weekly Dinner Series Featuring Local Wine Personalities

Our Thursdays @The Tasting Table dinner series is our chance to introduce you to some of the fascinating people who we cross paths with while exploring the region’s food and wine. We invite them into our open kitchen to cook, or into our tasting room to pour and discuss their wines.

Our guest hosts can include chefs, winemakers, authors, sommeliers, photographers, food enthusiasts, or others who have something to share. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about Hungarian wine and food from local experts.

These casual evenings have somewhat of a speakeasy vibe, with everyone gathering around big communal tables and food served family-style. Wine is poured generously, and the events are all about enjoying great food and wine in the company of people who like to share their passions.

These dinners tend to sell out quickly … book in advance!

Upcoming WInemaker Dinners

Thursday April 25
Levente Pince (Mátra Region)

THE GUEST WINERY:
Mátra is Hungary’s second largest wine region, and perhaps its most underestimated. Winemaker Levente Major has been around wine since he was a child watching his parents and grandparents make it at home. In 2004 he bought his first vineyard, and has been experimenting with his own wines since then. In 2013, he made it into a business. His vineyards are all located on a single hill called Sár. He works with ridiculously low yields (only 800 grams of fruit per vine!), and does as little as possible to the wines in the cellar. Levente’s wines are sold at most Michelin-starred restaurants in Budapest. When not making wine, Levente is the principal of the local school!

THE MENU:
Smoked trout with horseradish sauce
Roasted veal with tarragon, lecsó, potatoes, mushrooms
Crepes (palacsinta) with curd cheese

THE WINE:
6 Levente Pince wines


Thursday May 9
Heumann Winery (Villány Region)

THE GUEST WINERY:
Erhard and Evelyne Heumann are a German/Swiss couple who were led by fate to switch careers and settle in Villány to make wine. After Evelyne’s father travelled to Villány and ended up buying some vineyards, the Heumanns started making wine there in 1993 as a hobby, bottled their first professional wine in 2003, and have steadily been building on their wine business since then. They are both extraordinarily dedicated to producing top quality wine. The Heumanns export most of their wines. Their reds—including Kékfrankos, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah—are opulent, concentrated, and dreamy.

THE MENU:
Marinated mushroom salad
Pork ribs with stewed squash (fözelék)
Somlói galuska (sponge cake with vanilla and chocolate sauce)

THE WINE:
6 Heumann wines


Thursday May 23
Szászi Winery (Badacsony Region)

THE GUEST WINERY:
Lake Balaton is surrounded by vineyards, including the very special volcanic ones on the northeastern side of the lake in the Badacsony region. The Szászi winery, founded in 1994 by Endre Szászi, makes organic wine in these hills. Like most wineries which were founded in the early 1990s, the Szászi estate started tiny, and has grown to 18 hectares of vineyards. The Szászi family focuses on the region’s traditional white grapes—like Kéknyelű, Olaszrizling, and Rózsakő. Endre Szászi Jr., representing the winery’s second generation, will tell us all about these unique wines.

THE MENU:
Trout with asparagus and seasonal vegetables
Lamb paprikás with sztrapacska (potato dumplings)
Cheese selection (gomolya, parenyica, and bryndza)
Strawberry pie

THE WINE:
6 Szászi wines


Thursday June 6
Bott Frigyes (Garam, Slovakia)


Thursday June 20
Füleky Winery (Tokaj Region)


Thursday July 4
Éva Cartwright (Somló Region)


Thursday July 11
Coming Soon …


Thursday July 18
Hernyák Winery (Etyek Region)


Thursday August 1
Coming Soon …


Thursday August 15
Erzsébet Winery (Tokaj Region)


Thursday August 29
Somlói Vándor (Somló Region)


Thursday September 12
Tamás Kovács (Alföld Region)


Thursday September 26
Sebestyén Winery (Szekszárd Region)


Thursday October 10
Kovács Nimród Winery (Eger Region)


Thursday October 24
Karádi-Berger Winery (Tokaj Region)


Thursday November 7
Jackfall Winery (Villány Region)


Thursday November 21
Coming Soon …


Thursday November 28
Thanksgiving dinner


Thursday December 5
Oremus Winery (Tokaj Region)


Thursday December 19
Christmas Dinner





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